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8/28/2014 | Phils acquire Arano to complete Hernandez deal

The Phillies have completed the Roberto Hernandez trade by acquiring right-hander Victor Arano from the Dodgers on Thursday.

8/28/2014 | Phillies announce Montgomery taking medical leave

The Phillies made a surprising announcement Thursday afternoon when they revealed general partner and president David Montgomery is taking an immediate medical leave of absence while he recovers from jaw cancer surgery. Senior advisor Pat Gillick has assumed Montgomery's responsibilities.

8/28/2014 | Slider making talented Giles stand out in bullpen

The first pitch Ken Giles threw in the Majors -- a fastball that clocked in at 100 mph, according to the scoreboard in right field -- was met with rapturous applause from the Citizens Bank Park crowd. His second offering -- a 98-mph fastball -- drew sarcastic boos. And so it was quickly established.

8/27/2014 | deGrom aims to bounce back against Phillies

In the series opener against the Phillies on Friday at Citi Field, Mets rookie Jacob deGrom will have an opportunity to rebound from his poor performance in his return from the DL and quell any doubts about his health moving forward.

8/27/2014 | Sizemore's pinch-hit blast drives Phils' sweep

Grady Sizemore hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday in an 8-4 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.

8/27/2014 | Taney Dragons get big league salute in Philadelphia

After a parade down Broad Street on Wednesday, the Taney Dragons were showered with gifts and admiration at Citizens Bank Park.

8/27/2014 | Ryno, players going through 'growing pains'

It certainly looks and feels like Ryne Sandberg has a problem percolating in the Phillies' clubhouse. However, when asked if he has a good handle on the clubhouse, Sandberg said, "Yes."

8/27/2014 | Phils will likely activate Mayberry on Monday

The Phillies expect to activate outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.

8/27/2014 | Kendrick aims to lead Phils to sweep of Nationals

On Wednesday, Philadelphia will go for a sweep over first-place Washington, which had previously won nine of 10. Phillies righty Kyle Kendrick looks to overcome his problems in the first inning as he squares off with Nats righty Doug Fister, who is taking the hill almost a week after he announced that he had skin cancer removed from his neck.

8/26/2014 | Phils clinch series with help from overturned call

Ben Revere knew he was safe. With a little help from replay review, he actually got the call -- and went on to help the Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, giving the Phils their first series win over a National League East opponent since June 18.

8/26/2014 | Phils provide details for tonight's Taney tribute

The Taney Dragons were the talk of Philadelphia and claimed the national spotlight during their historic run at the Little League World Series. On Wednesday, they'll take center stage once again, this time at Citizens Bank Park as they are honored before the series finale between the Phillies and Nationals.

8/26/2014 | Phils score go-ahead run after winning challenge

The Phillies won their second challenge of Tuesday's night's 4-3 victory over the Nationals in the eighth inning, which led to the go-ahead run scoring.

8/26/2014 | Giles won't close as long as Papelbon is around

While many people talk about Ken Giles as the Phillies' closer in waiting, manager Ryne Sandberg said he'll still be waiting a while as long as Jonathan Papelbon is here and available to pitch. The Phillies have no plans to run Giles out into some save situations in September.

8/26/2014 | Nola a bright spot in tough year for pitching prospects

Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan didn't mince words when he talked about the state of the team's Minor League pitching prospects Tuesday, saying with a shrug: "It's been a tough year for our starters." But he did note some bright spots, particularly right-hander Aaron Nola, the Phillies' first-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

8/26/2014 | Quinn among Phillies prospects headed to AFL

Pitchers Colton Murray, Ryan O'Sullivan, Ethan Stewart and Nefi Ogando will be pitching for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League. Catcher Logan Moore and outfielder Roman Quinn will also be in Scottsdale. The Phillies have one more open spot for the AFL that is still to be determined.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/25/2014 | Hamels aims to give Phils rare NL East series win

It's been a while since the Phillies won a series against a National League East opponent. But if they beat the Nationals in Tuesday's game at Citizens Bank Park, they'll secure their first series victory vs. a divisional foe since mid-June. There might not be a better pitcher to take on that task than Cole Hamels. Washington looks to even the series behind Gio Gonzalez.

8/25/2014 | Burnett fans 12 in dominating win over Nationals

A.J. Burnett pitched on Monday like a man not quite ready for retirement. Maybe he will pitch in 2015, after all. Burnett allowed one run, three hits and one walk and struck out 12 in seven innings in a 3-2 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.

8/25/2014 | Amaro pleased with Sandberg's first full year thus far

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has had his share of closed-door meetings and issues with players this season, but Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday he likes the way Sandberg has handled his first full season on the job, although he acknowledged a learning curve.

8/25/2014 | Adams focused on finishing season healthy

Injured Phillies reliever Mike Adams just wants to finish the season healthy and on a mound in the Majors. He says it's the most important thing for his career right now. Adams is on the disabled list for the second time this season, the result of inflammation in his right rotator cuff.

8/25/2014 | Phils mulling over September callup for Franco

Maikel Franco is putting up some impressive numbers for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies say they have not decided if the corner infielder will be called up to the Majors once rosters expand Sept. 1.

8/24/2014 | Main squeeze: Williams again stars in Philly's win

Five months and three cities later, Jerome Williams appears to have finally settled in. The journeyman right-hander proved to be an experiment gone wrong in stints with the Astros and Rangers earlier this year, but he continued to make his case for a spot in the Phillies' future rotation on Sunday afternoon with another stellar outing in the team's 7-1 win against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

8/24/2014 | Phillies to pay tribute to Taney on Wednesday

The Taney Dragons were the talk of Philadelphia and claimed the national spotlight during their historic run at the Little League World Series. On Wednesday, they'll take center stage once again, this time at Citizens Bank Park as they are honored before the series finale between the Phillies and Nationals.

8/24/2014 | Nats face Burnett in quest to extend East lead

The Phillies' A.J. Burnett will face off against Nationals starter Tanner Roark on Monday. The right-hander will look to build on Washington's eight-game lead in the National League East, which marks a season high.

8/24/2014 | Cards could find themselves in first after rubber game

The Cardinals and Phillies square off in Sunday's series finale, with Justin Masterson taking the mound for St. Louis against Philadelphia's Jerome Williams in the rubber match.

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